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Us And All Of This

Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne

By Liesel Zink
A Betty Amsden Participation Program

The Betty Amsden Participation Program returns after a three-year hiatus for its eighth instalment, Us And All Of This.

In an epic, once-in-a-lifetime event, 300 local participants will join award-winning choreographer and creator Liesel Zink at one of three venues across Victoria to create a large-scale, meditative and sculptural public dance work.

Arts Centre Melbourne, Geelong Arts Centre and Bunjil Place will each engage 100 people varying in age, ethnicity, gender and body type who love to move and are keen to be involved in a new dance performance.

Renowned sound artist and composer Lawrence English will create the soundscape for this performance allowing the movers to explore togetherness and community.

Performances will take place in Melbourne, Geelong and Narre Warren over March and April 2023. People are encouraged to attend one of the three locations to witness the 100 participants weave throughout the space.

How do I get involved?

As a willing and curious participant, you will take part in a series of five gentle, yet rejuvenating, rehearsals led by Liesel and four local artists. Here you will learn a range of choreographic and improvisational sequences that lead to the final performance.

Prior dance experience is not essential as the work is designed to be accessible for beginners.

The minimum age for participation is 15.

No access restrictions for these events, participants can engage however is right for the individual.

Sign up to be a participant today

Register for Geelong Arts Centre
Register for Bunjil Place

Arts Centre Melbourne is now at capacity

Want to know more?

Join the digital information session to learn more about this ground-breaking work and your part in it.

Digital Session
Saturday 10 December, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Register for the online information session here

What is the Betty Amsden Participation Program?

The Betty Amsden Participation Program started in 2014 and is an annual community event that inspires people from all over Victoria to be involved in a shared creative experience and to tap into their creativity.

These large-scale community events are designed to inspire Victorians and precinct visitors, engage diverse communities, break cultural and economic barriers, inspire civic and public participation, and build community pride.

Learn more about Betty, her legacy and Betty Amsdem Participation Program


  • Creator Liesel Zink
  • Composer Lawrence English
  • Dramaturg Martyn Coutts
  • Community Engagement Manager Cass Fumi
  • Assistant Choreographer Joshua Lowe
  • Produced by Performing Lines
  • Commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne, Bunjil Place, and Geelong Arts Centre
  • Core Artists (November 2022 Development into 2023 Presentation) Kyall Shanks (Melb), Guy Ritani (Melb), Katrina Rank (Melb), Jenn Ma (Bunjil Place)
  • Local Community Coordinator (Arts Centre Melbourne) Chafia Brooks
  • Local Communicty Coordinator (Bunjil Place) Jess Li
  • Local Community Coordinator (Geelong Arts Centre) Luisa La Fornara
  • Lead Artists (February 2021 Development) Roxanne McDonald, Brian Lucas, Leah Shelton, Hsin-Ju Ely, Joshua Lowe
  • Lead Artists (October 2020 Development) Joel Bray, Joshua Lowe, Katina Olsen, Niharika Senapati, Leah Shelton, Ely Hsin-Ju
  • Developed with the assistance of Dancers from Yellow Wheel

A Betty Amsden Participation Program
Arts Centre Melbourne presents
Us And All Of This by Liesel Zink
Produced by Performing Lines
Us And All Of This by Liesel Zink has been commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne through the generous support of the Betty Amsden endowment.
Co-presented with Geelong Arts Centre and Bunjil Place.

Us And All Of This has been developed with support from the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, Ausdance Qld, HOTA, Besen Family Foundation and the City of Melbourne.
Co-presented with Geelong Arts Centre and Bunjil Place.

Information Session

Digital Session
Saturday 10 December, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Register for the online information session here

Performance Dates

Arts Centre Melbourne
Sat 11 Mar*

Bunjil Place
Sat 25 Mar*
Sun 26 Mar*

Geelong Arts Centre
Sun 2 Apr*

*Event times to be confirmed

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